Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Aussiebrian
S 37° 49.085 E 144° 57.151
55H E 319783 N 5812393
Quick Description: Southern Cross railway station (until 2005 known as Spencer Street station) is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne. It is the second busiest station in Melbourne and the end of regional and interstate lines
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 4/13/2022 12:07:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM161E1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
Opened as Spencer Street Station in 1859,[7] five years after the other major Melbourne rail terminus at Flinders Street, the station was a dead-end terminus, running parallel to Spencer Street,[9] composed of a single main platform with a dock platform at the north end.

Southern Cross was redeveloped by the Civic Nexus consortium, following an innovative design by Grimshaw Architects and Jackson Architecture which features an undulating roof. Construction began in October 2002 and was completed in late 2006, with the majority of the transport facilities finished in time for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The central features of the design include a wave-shaped roof, a new entrance and concourse on Collins Street, a new coach interchange, a new food court, a bar/restaurant, separate retail outlets inside the station and a separate shopping complex between Bourke and La Trobe Streets.

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Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Melbourne metropolitan, Victorian regional and lines to Sydney

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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